Enable power substation efficiency with 5G technology

April 2, 2020

5G wireless networks bring improved operations, security and performance to aging electrical power substations. To keep pace with the rapid evolution of communication and control technologies, decades-old electric power substations are overdue for a digital upgrade to boost resiliency and efficiency.

The industry is increasingly recognizing the benefits of digital substations, particularly when linked with 5G communication networks. A slate of rapidly evolving digital technologies is transforming the energy sector, and telecommunications service providers that offer 5G cellular communications networks are supporting this shift. These advances unlock  pportunities for efficient energy distribution, new business services, actionable data analytics, and the ultra-low latency response times that are essential to real-time operations cross regional power distribution systems.